The Court of Appeal today overturned a sentence imposed for serious and repeated breaches of a restraining order. Mr O’Hagan, who was represented by Thom, sought to appeal his sentence on the basis that, in light of the recent case of R v Holgate  EWCA Crim 638, it was manifestly excessive for the judge to have taken a starting point of 27 months’ imprisonment.
The Court of Appeal agreed with Thom’s submissions and reduced Mr O’Hagan’s sentence to one of 12 months’ imprisonment, which means that Mr O’Hagan will no longer be subject to further licence conditions.
The appeal was heard before Lord Justice Irwin, Sir Kenneth Parker and HHJ Aubrey QC.
Thom was instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors.
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